Matthew Winner is the author of ASHA WENT WALKING. He is an elementary library media specialist in Elkridge, Maryland. Matthew is the co-founder and content director of All The Wonders, a children’s literature website and more, and host of the All The Wonders podcast, a weekly podcast where he talks to authors, illustrators, award winners, up-and-comers, and everyone in between. Learn more about Matthew at matthewcwinner.com
Lorian Tu-Dean is the illustrator of ASHA WENT WALKING and is based in Hanover, New Hampshire. A former art teacher, she’s always been inspired by children: the way they think, interact with each other, and navigate challenges inspires me. Lorian has a degree in Child Study from St. Joseph’s College in New York and will be pursuing an MFA in Children’s Book Writing and Illustrating at Hollins University this summer. Books and Art have always been front and center in her life. As a child, Lorian spent most of her time reading and drawing. She’s glad to have never grown out of that. More of Lorian’s work can be viewed at paperpencilplaystudio.com.